A beauty/lifestyle blog By Kate Emma

Saturday, 11 June 2016

What does makeup mean now? Instagram makeup

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye. – Miss Piggy, The Muppets


I want to start by saying I love Instagram on a whole I really do. I love to waste my mornings away looking at beautiful pictures and inspiring makeup looks. As a visually stimulated person I find the whole concept of Instagram fantastic.
Instagram itself has opened up doors for so many new trends, with one of the more famous ones being 'Instagram Makeup'. To me this look is nothing new, I've been in the industry a while now and I've seen all kinds of makeup phases come and go. Instagram makeup for me is extremely heavy makeup boarder line drag. Which is great! By no means am I knocking it, you do you and all that, but
what I am struggling to understand though is why people are seemingly thinking this is the be all and end all of makeup.
Take this picture below. This makeup was done by the beautifully talented artist silkeveltkamp on Instagram. At the time of me writing this her picture has nearly 6000 likes and a whole load of complimentary comments. 
This is simply beautiful. It's not the typical 'Instagram makeup' look, but this is still painstakingly pretty.


https://www.instagram.com/silkeveltkamp/



This exact same picture was posted on Anastasia Beverly Hills account too. Clearly the queen of highlight kits has good taste! On this picture though a large portion of the comments were ridiculing her eyebrows. 
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horrible instagram comments

horrible instagram comments

horrible instagram comments

horrible instagram comments

horrible instagram comments


OK..... 

So they are not the 'Instagram brow' but have people forgotten that not all eyebrows need to look drawn on and conformed? 
Have we all become so obsessed with these Instagram trends that we have forgotten how to be unique and original? 
I like to think that when these women/men sit their in the morning applying their makeup it's for them, to make them feel good, not to impress others. But I'm starting to think that maybe thats what makeup is becoming. 
Makeup should be what you want it to be.
But how far is Instagram influencing us? And since when was it ok to ridicule someone else's face? I think thats a whole different post though! 
I think it's refreshing to see someone like Anastasia support a different kind of look, It's just a shame that some people can't see past trends. 

Do you find Instagram influences your makeup? 

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20 comments

  1. Love this post so much! I do not own any eyebrow makeup and sometimes feel I'm not 'with it' but who cares!

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  2. You've hit the nail on the head there. I for one am glad that ABH featured such a gorgeous photo, her look is refreshing!

    I was featured on Illamasqua's Instagram page and the amount of nasty comments I got on my eyebrows was just horrendous. One of them was urging me trim my brows, I genuinely like my brows the way they are, I pluck the stray hairs and that's about it. But when you receive comments like that you do think: wow, are my eyebrows really that bad?

    You can never please everyone but it's funny how people become brave when they're sat behind a screen.

    Great post, love. X

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    1. You have beautiful brows, how can people be so mean! I really am failing to understand why we cannot appreciate everyone looks different and not everyone wants to conform.
      Am going to have a stalk of ABH page now to find you and like it!!!! xx

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  3. My favourite part of her entire look is her brows, actually; it looks so avant-garde, so care-free if you get what I'm trying to say. I definitely agree that Instagram has had a profound impact on beauty and makeup standards. It's almost become the bible of what typical makeup looks should look like, but like you, I agree that there still should be originality and uniqueness amongst the perfect roses. Good on Anastasia!

    MAY | WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

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    1. Aren't they just devine! I know exactly what you mean by editorial looking. xx

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  4. I think there is two different types of makeup, makeup which you can wear, and ART. I think some people forget that Makeup is a form of art, not just something you can wear everyday, and this to me is more on the arty side of things than going out the house... maybe I am talking rubbish here, but that's how I see it lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. That's my thoughts exactly. People no longer appreciate makeup as art, which is sad. xx

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  5. This was such an interesting post to read! It sucks that people have got so obsessed with the whole Instagram makeup which, while can look gorgeous, isn't the definition or be all and end all of beauty x
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    1. Thank You hun! It definitely is becoming a obsession with some people x

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  6. Love the lipstick color c:
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  7. I love looking at heavy makeup pictures although my own makeup is minimal. I think this photo is gorgeous and I love the natural brow and dark lip. Gemma x
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    1. Instagram is a great way of window shopping makeup haha xx

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  8. I've stopped wearing eyebrow product #freedabrow and my makeup takes so much less time, I don't understand why people feel the need to hate all the time! I just love instagram for browsing all the pretty makeup looks haha! x

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    1. Haha that hashtag!!! Love it haha xx

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  9. Loved this post! You're so right...it's important to remain unique and original! Can't wait for more posts

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  10. This is such a great post. The picture is beautiful and I really dislike that people hide behind their screens and nitpick and the tiniest of things. People do need to stop conforming to these "beauty standards" and start being a little more original.


    www.damzelinthisdress.com x

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    1. Exactly! Being carbon copies of each other will never be original. Its all about breaking the mould and finding your own beauty. x

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